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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Bobbi Kristina’s funeral sees fight break out

The funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown descended into chaotic and rancorous scenes as Leolah Brown left the service half way through to say, ‘Whitney Houston will haunt Pat Houston from the grave.’

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 10:09 pm

Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli troops during protest over toddler’s death

The fatality occurred during one of three confrontations in just hours in which Palestinians were killed after an 18-month-old boy died when his West Bank home, in Duma village, was set on fire.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 7:33 pm

Osama Bin Laden family’s jet crashes near Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire

Rajaa Hashim, Osama’s stepmother, her daughter and Osama’s half-sister Sana Bin Laden, and her husband Zuhair Hashim, Osama’s borther-in-law, named as victims of the crash yesterday.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 6:08 pm

Washed-up wing flap thought to be from missing flight MH370 arrives in France  

The mystery of what happened to the Malaysian Airlines flight, which disappeared last year, could be hours away from being solved after wreckage arrived in France this morning.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 6:04 pm

Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin Mark Karpeles exchange arrested in Japan

Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was seen being led to a police car from his Tokyo home, suspected of falsifying data on the exchange’s outstanding balance.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 4:57 pm

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi arrive in ivory ahead of 2nd wedding

Italian heiress Beatrice Borromeo slipped into an elegant floor-length ivory dress as she arrived with Pierre Casiraghi ahead of their second wedding in Italy.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 4:25 pm

Wife of Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer is a hunter too

Tonette Palmer, pictured for the first time, is also a hunter, official records reveal. She and her husband Walter have fled their Minnesota home and dental practice after he killed Cecil the lion.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 3:45 pm

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Harman calls for Calais compensation

Labour’s acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 8:45 pm

Bin Laden relatives on crash plane

A plane that crashed at a small UK airport killing four people is believed to have belonged to Osama bin Laden’s family.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 7:59 pm

Aeroplane debris arrives in France

A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 arrives in France from Reunion in the Indian Ocean for analysis.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 3:38 pm

Iraqi Kurds issue warning to PKK

Iraqi Kurdish authorities urge Turkish Kurd separatist forces to leave civilian areas, as Turkey continues its air strikes.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 3:37 pm

Snoop Dogg cash seized in Italy

Rap star Snoop Dogg is stopped by police at an Italian airport for carrying more cash than allowed, with half of his $422,000 seized.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 2:38 pm

Serbia arrests 11 over lottery ‘fix’

Eleven people are questioned by Serbian police after a television graphic predicts a winning lottery number before it is drawn.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 11:13 am

Does Merkel retain a stranglehold on power?

Does Angela Merkel retain a stranglehold on power?

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 12:10 am

NPR - United States

Jericho Isn’t Cecil’s Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

Citing “huge disgust and sadness,” a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn’t believe it.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 9:14 pm

After A West Bank Home Goes Up In Flames, Tensions Flare In The Region

A Palestinian baby was killed Friday in an arson attack in the West Bank. Jewish settlers are suspected in the attack, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called “an act of terrorism.”

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 9:10 pm

ISIS Is No Weaker Than A Year Ago, Officials Say

U.S. officials believe the recent bombing campaign has done little to dislodge the self-declared Islamic State from Iraq and Syria, says an Associated Press report. AP reporter Ken Dilanian explains.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 9:10 pm

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 3:38 pm

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil’s Olympics Venues

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes’ health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 2:26 pm

MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it “is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777.”

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 1:11 pm

In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 12:35 pm

The Jerusalem Post - Israel

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Voice of America - US Government

Trotsky House for Sale in Istanbul

The former Istanbul house of Marxist revolutionary, theorist, Soviet politician, Red Army founder and hero of the 1917 October Revolution, Leon Trotsky, is now listed for sale by a real estate web portal. 

The Hanifi family, who owns the property, is asking $4.4 million including the land, but with a condition that the buyer agrees to preserve the Trotsky name.  The family wanted Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry to buy the house and turn it into a museum.

The…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 8:35 pm

UK’s Cameron: Vietnam Must Tackle Corruption

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Vietnam is at a turning point, having slashed poverty and grown its economy, but to move to the next stage of development it must tackle corruption.

Commerce and corruption were the themes of Cameron’s tour of Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia this week, even as observers asked why he met with politicians with questionable track records.

“When we talk [it’s] about some of the difficult stuff, how we tackle corruption, how we ensure…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 7:04 pm

Kurd Leader Urges PPK to ‘Withdraw’ From Iraq’s Kurdish Territory

The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region called on the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) Saturday to “withdraw” from Iraq’s Kurdish territory to prevent civilian casualties during Turkey’s airstrikes.

The PKK “should withdraw its fighters from the Kurdish region so to ensure the civilians of Kurdistan do not become victim of that fighting and conflict,” the office of the region’s president, Massoud Barzani, said in a statement.

The statement also condemned Turkey’s airstrikes against…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 6:53 pm

Tanzania Opposition Lawmaker Demands Credible Elections

A prominent Tanzanian opposition lawmaker has called on the National Electoral Commission to implement new and improved measures to ensure the October general election is free, fair, transparent and credible. This comes as the commission compiles a voter list that would be used for the elections.

“We want to ensure the electoral commission supervises and manages the forthcoming general election in a manner that will ensure that the elections are as free and fair as they could be,” said…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 6:33 pm

Greece May Seek 24 Billion Euros in First Draw From Bailout Aid

Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions.

Athens is now in talks with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund to secure up to 86 billion euros  ($94.48 billion) in bailout aid. It will be its third bailout since 2010.

Avgi newspaper, which is close to the leftist Syriza…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 6:15 pm

World’s Widest Suspension Bridge Being Built Over Bosphorus

A new bridge, the widest in the world, being constructed over the Bosphorus Strait, will provide another transportation route connecting Europe and Asia.

Thousands of employees and engineers are working 24 hours a day on construction of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

The suspension bridge is almost 60 meters (200 feet) wide with eight traffic lanes and two rail lines.

It will stretch over 2 kilometers with about 1.5 kilometers over water, and will be the longest…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 5:55 pm

Firefighter Killed in California Wildfires

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.

Twenty-three large fires, many sparked by lightning strikes, were burning across Northern California Saturday, said state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant.

About 8,000 firefighters were attempting to subdue them, something made…

Posted on 1 August 2015 @ 5:28 pm


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